Many work environments in the United States today are fast-paced and cutthroat. Some employees will do anything to gain an advantage, even at the expense of their co-workers. Harassment and discrimination are still issues in workplaces all around the country. Employees in California who are subjected to discrimination at work may fear that if they speak up they will lose their job. They may feel that there is nothing they can do, but this is not the case.
Recently, two wrongful termination lawsuits were filed against a community college in another state over allegations of harassment and discrimination. The first lawsuit alleges that an employee was discriminated against due to her age and forced into an early retirement. The plaintiff claims that she was subjected to abuse and hostilities at work in an effort to get her to leave.
The other lawsuit claims the female plaintiff was harassed, retaliated against and endured gender discrimination. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff made complaints that other employees were allowing cheating on tests. After making these complaints, the woman was allegedly subjected to harassment from her supervisors. The plaintiff claims she was eventually forced to resign.
Unfortunately, thousands of employees across the country put up with abusive and hostile work environments. No person should ever have to put up with discriminatory acts, especially at work. Those in California who have endured discrimination in the workplace may want to consider discussions with a legal representative. A lawsuit, if successful, could provide much-needed compensation to replace lost wages as well as a sense of justice.